The SECURE Act was enacted on December 20, 2019 and is now the law. While its primary goal was to encourage people to save more for retirement, it also attempts to cover the tax shortfall that will be caused by the Act’s taxpayer-friendly provisions, and that is where the problems arise. In order to help make these rules and their impact on your estate plan easier to understand, we are providing the following Q&A.
NEWS ALERT: The 2019 Secure Act Becomes Law and Estate Plans Likely Need to be Modified! Yes, This is a Very Big Deal!
Effective as of January 1, 2020, our tax laws have changed in some very significant ways, especially as to the rules applying to the distribution of assets remaining in Individual Retirement Accounts (“IRAs”) and Qualified Retirement Plans (“QPs”) after the death of the owner/participant/employee (“participant”). The one significant change to the Secure Act made after our July 2019 Newsletter will be discussed in this News Alert, which provides more favorable rules to benefit disabled and chronically ill beneficiaries.
ALPHARETTA, GA – Aug. 15, 2019 — Morgan and DiSalvo, P.C. is pleased to announce that Richard M. Morgan has been included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his expertise in Trusts and Estates. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. This marks the seventh consecutive year that Richard has been named to this prestigious list.
While Republicans and Democrats in Congress have been unable to agree on almost anything since President Obama was in office, something happened on May 23, 2019. The House of Representatives voted 417-3 to approve the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act.
by Diane Weinberg “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.” - Abraham Lincoln In keeping with Morgan & DiSalvo’s emphasis on the importance of planning for your end of life, we wanted to highlight some of the great funeral and burial benefits available to veterans [...]
By Allison L. Byrd, Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C. In early May 2019, three hand-written ("holographic") wills purportedly written by Aretha Franklin were found in the late vocalist's home. The wills were discovered by Sabrina Owens, the personal representative of Ms. Franklin's estate. Two of the wills (dated June 21, 2010 and October 20, 2010) were [...]
Each year, more than 250,000 parents of young adults between 18 and 25 receive the dreaded call that their young adult has been injured and is in the hospital. Parents of college students who are miles or even a continent away can feel particularly helpless when they receive the call. However, having two important legal documents in place can make this worrisome situation a bit easier to handle.
Ethical Wills Revisited 2019: Beyond dollars and cents, what you really want to communicate to your loved ones
Wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and advance directives for health care are all legal documents which deal with your assets and your health. These are important estate planning documents, and you should work with an experienced and competent estate planning attorney to create them. However, there is another important estate planning document, which is not [...]
By Richard M. Morgan Over the years, ethics in medicine has become a more important topic. Medical science has found ways to enable people to live longer, but at what cost in quality of life, family time, and resources? One question that has been asked is, just because medical science can keep you alive for [...]